A bit about Bumble…they are an online app which you can use for dating, finding new friends and also has a business networking side. I have actually met a few people off the app, including one that I now consider one of my closet friends. I have also used it for dating, but enough said about that the better! Only kidding, it is great for dating, as it is up to the female to message once you have matched with a guy. You still get the issues with the guys not messaging back sometimes, but as it becomes more popular I am hoping more men will join up!
Anyhow, back to the main event! Amelia had organised a fab Japanese themed Afternoon Tea at Rofuto. Rofuto, for those of you who don’t know, is a Japanese restaurant at the top of the Park Regis Hotel at the end of Broad Street. It is a place I have been wanting to try for a while, and this was a great opportunity to not only try it out, but to also meet some new bloggers from Birmingham and surrounding areas.
Having turned up, I was greeted with a glass of Prosecco in a lovely bumble champagne glass and had the chance to chat to the other attendees (shout out to Sophie from Adventurous Soph, Maisie and Lottie from Hello Birmingham and Candace from Buckets of tea).
Once we all got settled, the food started to come out. For us, it was a help yourself kinda affair, however, if you order it normally it comes out looking like this…
Out came the sushi, with Smoked Pepper and Avocado Nigri and Smoked Salmon, Pickled Mooli, Inari, Orange Tobiko Uramaki!! Wow, that was a mouthful to say, and indeed a very tasty mouthful. My favourite was definitely the Smoked Salmon Uramaki. The other savoury element were the Coronation Chicken Bao Buns. Now I love me a good Bao Bun! I love how soft and fluffy Bao Buns are and the filling was yummy, just enough not to squish out!
The sweet section of the afternoon tea was definitely the main event for me. They were absolutely stunning to look at and just as good to eat. First up we had a Salted Caramel and Kalamansi Petit Gateaux followed by a Rose & Lychee Macaroon; a Yuzu Cheesecake with Blackberry Glaze and Lime Crisp; a White Chocolate Peanut Butter Lolly with Bricelet Granules; a Mango, Coconut Sesame Roll and finally the scones; plain and raisin, served with lemongrass curd, strawberry jam and of course, clotted cream!
They were all pretty darn good morsels of sweetness, but the stars for me were the Salted Carmel and Kalamansi Petit Gâteaux and the White Chocolate Peanut Butter lollies, which were semi-frozen and did prove difficult eating for some! The scones were really good too, although I definitely need more cream with mine!
The display looked so bright and colourful, which is sometimes missing from most normal afternoon teas, where they can be quite beige!
It was nice to chat to new people, all their with the same intentions, to make friends, in a lovely location, devouring delicious food!
I will definitely be a) going back to Rofuto and b) attending more Bumble events!
Have you checked out Bumble? If not, why not go and check it out for yourself!